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Cardiovascular fitness as a risk factor for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: indirect evidence from record linkage study.

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BACKGROUND: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) appears to be a sporadic disorder in 95% of cases. Although few personal characteristics associated with developing ALS are known, identification of those at risk is essential to any vision of early intervention. There is persistent anecdotal observation that those with ALS are premorbidly physically 'fitter', although such observations are susceptible to bias. Hospital admission for coronary heart disease (CHD) might serve as an objective marke...

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10.1136/jnnp-2011-301161

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
Role:
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Population Health
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Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry More from this journal
Volume:
83
Issue:
4
Pages:
395-398
Publication date:
2012-04-01
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EISSN:
1468-330X
ISSN:
0022-3050

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